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PEORIA PROMOTER
Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
IHSA MARCH MADNESS
Come see some the best high school basketball teams in Illinois battle it out at the original March Madness – the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals at the Peoria Civic Center! Four teams in each class come to Peoria - one goes home as Champion!

1A-2A: March 9-10
3A-4A: March 16-17
Location: Peoria Civic Center
MARCH MADNESS EXPERIENCE
While you are enjoying the basketball games – make sure to check out the March Madness Experience next door in the Civic Center Exhibit Hall. It’s basically a big fan fest that has been a major part of the state finals in Peoria. Enjoy a family-oriented extravaganza of fun, interactive games, historical exhibits and good times!

March 8-10, 15-17
Location: Peoria Civic Center
FROLIC WITH THE FAIRIES
Take part in the Junior League of Peoria’s tenth annual Frolic with the Fairies fundraiser! This year’s theme is SKY EXPLORERS. Enjoy a fairy fashion show, music by Julie K, DJ Dance Party, Fairy Feast plus more!

March 9-10
Location: Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino


WCHS PRESENTS "HARVEY"
The Washington Community High School presents “Harvey” at Five Points Washington! The play is about perfect gentleman Elwood Dowd - who has an “imaginary” friend name Harvey. Watch as the duo wins over the hearts of not only Elwood’s cynical sister, but the rest of society.

March 9-10
Location: Five Points Washington
BLARNEY BLITZ
Can’t wait for St. Patricks Day celebrations? Start a weekend early and sign up for the Blarney Blitz – brought to you by Shazam Racing! Challenge yourself with the 5K run walk and then enjoy a post race party with live music, food, green drinks and a costume contest!

March 10
Location: Peoria Riverfront


BONNIE AND CLYDE
America's most notorious lovers and bank robbers take the country by storm as Peoria Players Theatre presents Bonnie and Clyde – running through March 18 th ! Follow the two gangsters as they turn to a life a crime on a country wide robbery spree during the Great Depression.

Through March 18
Location: Peoria Players Theatre
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE & POST PARADE PARTY
Celebrate Irish heritage at the 37th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Downtown Peoria! Line the streets of Peoria and watch the amazing floats and bands parade by! Afterward, join the party at the CEFCU Center Stage for an authentic Irish experience! Enjoy live Irish bands, great food, and festive drinks! 

March 17
Location: Downtown Peoria
IRISH SETTER MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
Get some friends together for a St. Patrick’s Theme Murder Mystery Dinner Show at EastPort Banquet and Meeting Center! Family and friends will come together one last time and raise a glass to the passing of an Irish Setter. And, depending on who shows up, it might turn out to be a wake for two .

March 17
Location: EastPort Banquet and Meeting Center
MORTON INDULGENCE TOURS - CHOCOLATES
The Morton Tourism Association is hosting The Indulgence Tours - The Chocolates on March 23. Chocolate treats may range from M&Ms or Kisses to Coffee and Martinis! The list is endless! This is one of many Indulgence Tours in Morton this year.

March 23
Location: Downtown Morton
WILDLIFE PRAIRIE PARK SPRING WAKE UP
It’s Spring Time which means its time to head out to Wildlife Prairie Park for Spring Wake Up March 24 th . Admission is half off for everyone! All the fun attractions in the park will be open, including the school house and log cabin, Bird of Prey Display, special programs and more! 

March 24
Location: Wildlife Prairie Park
PEORIA PARK DISTRICT
EASTER EGG HUNTS
It’s almost Easter, which means it’s time for you to find that perfect EASTER EGG hunt! The Peoria Park District has a number of hunts coming up – including one at the Proctor Center March 30 th , the Underwater Easter Egg Hunt at the Peoria Riverplex March 31 st , and the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at Camp Wokanda, also on the 31 st .

Location: Peoria Area
NOSTALGIC INDOOR INVITATIONAL AUTO SHOW
For those car lovers out there – drive out to the Pekin Avanti’s Dome for the 34 th annual Nostalgic Indoor Invitational Auto Show. This show will feature antique cars, street rods, customs, classics, bicycles, motorcycles, tractors, and more! Tickets are only five dollars.

March 31
Location: Avanti's Dome
Check out our Calendar of Events for more fun in the Peoria Area!
Enjoy Peoria
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Peoria, IL 61602
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